Innovation makes the difference between good and extraordinary in the snack food market. By utilizing and optimizing GEA extrusion technologies, they have developed the perfect snack to eat with any sauce: Cinderella's Slipper. This snack is shaped just like the princess's glass slipper. It can be dipped in or filled with sauces without getting the fingers coated. The tip of the slipper is ideally shaped to scoop up a generous helping of the delicious sauce, while the heel is easy to hold onto without dipping the fingers as well. "It fits perfectly", as the prince in the story might have said.
The goal was to make a snack that had the potential to please the palette of different cultures. Thorough research was done to identify the recipes most commonly used worldwide to develop a revolutionary product that would provide a convenient snacking option without ending up with messy fingers.
The varieties of the product include- Classic (with smooth sheet), Perforated (to make it softer and chewier), Ribbed (to increase the crispness), XL size (for the sweet tooth) and fat-free (by roasting instead of frying).
The secret behind the magic is the technology provided by the xTru Twin extruders from GEA that can directly act on the process parameters to obtain different consistencies and sizes as per the customer's demands. The versatility of the screw parameters in the extruder allows different levels of gelatinization of the product leading to soft and crisp textures.
Cinderella's Slipper is a shining example of what can be achieved with the amalgamation of creativity, innovation and great engineering. GEA inspires its team to pool their expertise to create something different, something better and something special every time. GEA calls it - Engineering for a better world.
GEA is one of the world's largest systems and components suppliers to the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. The international technology group, founded in 1881, focuses on machinery, plants, advanced process technology, components, and comprehensive services.
Meet GEA at Stall No D-01 Snack & BakeTec at Bombay Exhibition Center, Mumbai.